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's about war and peace. i think he wants peace with iran, somehow. and i think picking hagel and john kerry are part of that today. it will be interesting to look at the traffic tomorrow out of teheran and whether they respond to this or not. the president said it was time now for his generation to keep up the work on behalf of all mernls and immigrants. this is very liberal. let's listen. >> authority is not kpleet until our wives, our mothers and daughters are can earn a liviei equal to our efforts. our journey is not kpleet until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well. our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hope chl imgrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. until bright, young stunts and engineers are enlisted in our work force rather than expelled from our country. our journey is not complete un
on the 40 to none project and senator kerry has a reconnecting, i don't know, reconnecting the families act. >> on any given year, 1.6 million homeless people. up to 40% of them are gay or transgender. only 3% to 5% of the overall national youth identify as gay or transgender. so that means those kids are either run aware, getting thrown out of their homes just because they're gay or transgender. that's a problem. because that's a fixable problem. so that means we don't put them in some family therapy to work it out. you know what, the street is a tough place. and no matter how tough you think you are, the streets are tougher. and they start from 12. you can't do that. these are kids, come on. >> the supreme court is going to take up the defense of marriage act. do you think that the nation is moving on this issue? whether you're talking about transgender kids, d.o.m.a. defense of marriage. do you think the nation is slowly shifting? >> i think regular people don't care if two people consenting adults of the same sex want to get married. why can't they join the lot of us and be just as mise
of state, john kerry, and chuck hagel, which he has gone a lot of flak for it, to the secretary of defense? >> those are promising choices. john kerry may finally liberate himself with a push from chuck a goal. they are going to have to take on the military-industrial complex and reduce those mass of weapons systems that were designed for a soviet-peristyle hostility like the f-22 and nuclear subs. they're going have to cut the military budget down from its $800 billion, and get out of afghanistan and iraq. and whether they have the chemistry and the political fortitude to do so, it remains to be seen. but i think they are a better choice than their predecessors. i think john kerry will be better than hillary clinton, who had to be macho all the time. and panetta, chuck hagel will be better than panetta, who was kind of a fill in. and spent weekends back in california where he really wants to retire. there is a little promise there. but again, it requires the resurgence of mass demonstrations in washington this spring to develop a convergent policy from the militarization of foreign-policy
kerry getting ready -- john kerry is the chairman still of the foreign relations committee in the senate but he's recusing himself. he won't even be there. i think he's gearing up for his own confirmation hearing but bob menendez, he's going to chair these hearings. >> that's right. and this is an odd way for her to go out. but, yes, she's leaving this week. >> let's talk a little bit about you. today's your first day on cnn. about a month ago we saw you on another network. but what have you been doing the last month gearing up for this major new challenge in your life? >> a lot of gearing up, a lot of time with my children, jack and alice. and also, i have this new book that i wrote about afghanistan. >> best seller, i must say. >> it is a bestseller. >> "the outpost ", right there. >> one of the staff sergeants in that book, it was announced that president obama is going to award him the medal of honor in february. so i've been -- >> he's a central character in the book. >> he's a big character in the book and i've been preparing for that. we're going to have a party with him. i've bee
john kerry. eight years later, not one gay question came up. the gay issue never came up as a wedge issue, eight years later. i think that's also a great sign of progress how far this country has come on the issue of -- on the issue of gay rights in to toe, not just same sex marriage, but should gays and lesbians be treated equally under the law, as the president said in this is inaugural address and to add on something joe just said, i'm not sure in 2014 democrats in swing districts will be running away from the president's inaugural address, i'll be curious what the president says in his state of the union address, that's where he gets down to the nitty-gritty of policy descriptions for the country. >> one of the other quick moments, i was thinking about the defense of marriage act, the fact it's coming up before the supreme court and the president gave stonewall unprecedent ed mention in the inaugural address. you had story the other day in the "new york times" about a gay couple, two women soldiers in afghanistan, who needed post-trauma counseling and went -- their chaplains tol
seat should john kerry be confirmed for secretary of state. >> i spoke to a lot of friends of mine. >> what did they say? >> what an interesting idea and some of them said yeah i think you could win it if you wanted it. mostly they said you should think really carefully about whether that's wh to do. ♪ i've seen fire and i've seen rain ♪ >> reporter: for the time being at least, what james taylor is meant to do is make more music. he promises a new album is still to come but for today's inauguration he chose to sing a patriotic anthem. >> it's a nice tune that you're singing. >> it is. "america the beautiful" is a beautiful thing. it's a version of the song that i have been playing for a couple years. and i know the song well. i've got a good shot at it tomorrow. >> yes, you do. i suspect that you will. what could go wrong? >> nothing. nothing could go wrong. >> very interesting. >> i don't think anything is going to go wrong for james taylor today. >> and now we see the president and the first family leaving the church of the presidents where the president sits
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